Serena Williams Admits She Has Interest in Purchasing WNBA Team in Future

The tennis legend would like to invest in women's sports in the "right market."
Serena Williams practices on Court 16 before her match during the Western & Southern Open.
Serena Williams practices on Court 16 before her match during the Western & Southern Open. / Cara Owsley/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Serena Williams already holds stakes in the soccer club Angel City FC and the golf club Los Angeles Golf Club. Now she says she may invest in a WNBA team in the future.

The retired tennis legend told CNN that women's sports are “an overly safe bet to me when it comes to investing.” Williams didn't specify any timeline of when she would potentially purchase a stake in a team, but she's definitely keeping the idea open.

“I absolutely would be (interested)," Williams said. "With the right market, I would definitely be super interested in that."

If Williams keeps the trend of purchasing stakes in Los Angeles-based teams, she would have to invest in the Los Angeles Sparks.

Williams is very interested in entrepreneurship, especially since retiring from tennis after the 2022 U.S. Open. Her company Serena Ventures has invested in 66 startups, with 78% of those being led by women and people of color.


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Madison Williams is a Staff Writer on the Breaking & Trending News Team at Sports Illustrated, where she has covered the entire sports landscape since 2022. She specializes in tennis, but covers a wide range of sports from a national perspective. Before joining Sports Illustrated, Madison worked with The Sporting News. She hails from Augustana College and completed a Master’s in Sports Media at Northwestern University. Madison is a dog mom and an avid reader.